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Tim Tastes Beer: January Addition

In a new experimental series, I’m going to bring you the Michigan beer of the month! I know, you’re really excited right? Me too. I traveled all over the state to find the most influential, tastiest, and highly sought after beer. Okay, in reality I mostly just listened to people, trolled local party stores, and…

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Jolly Pumpkin Releases 2017’s Sobrehumano Palena`ole—a collaboration beer with Maui Brewing Company [Press Release]

(DEXTER, MI)—Nearly 5 years since the last release, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is proud to announce the return of Sobrehumano Palena`ole. This collaboration with Maui Brewing Company was originally released in the summer of 2012 and since then it has been one of the brewery’s most asked about beers.  You’ve asked and we finally listened,…

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Michigan Brewers Guild Kicks Off 20th Anniversary with Largest Annual Conference & Trade Show to Date [Press Release]

(LANSING, Mich)—The Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) kicks off its 20th Anniversary with its largest annual conference and trade show to date, January 11-13, 2017 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. More than 500 attendees are expected, including 90 businesses exhibiting in the trade show. The conference is presented with The Master Brewers Association of…

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North Peak Releases Stormy Oat IPA [Press Release]

North Peak Releases Stormy Oat IPA (Dexter City, MI)— New Year, New Beer. Headed your way this month is a new style of IPA for North Peak, an East Coast IPA called Stormy. The brewery staff boasts this beer quickly became a favorite among them. “It’s a perfect beer for the wintery stormy weather we…

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New Brewery Specializing in Farmhouse and Barrel-Aged Style Beer to Open in Marquette [Press Release]

Marquette, Mich. – The old Northwoods Supper Club will re-open in summer of 2017 as a craft brewery with a focus on farmhouse and barrel-aged style beers. Founders Nick VanCourt and Marina Dupler, U.P. natives, residents of Marquette, and graduates of Northern Michigan University, are calling the brewery Barrel and Beam, in a nod to…

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Happy Hour Twitter Chat Celebrates Michigan Craft Beer [Press Release]

LANSING, Mich. – Join Pure Michigan and the Michigan Brewers Guild for a happy hour Twitter chat this Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET to celebrate Michigan craft beer. The chat will feature breweries and brewmasters from across the state ready to answer questions about their craft, their beer and best places to experience…

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A Rookie’s Look at the 35th GABF

This past weekend marked both my first visit to Denver, Colorado, as well as my first trip the Great American Beer Festival. Having been to a few beer festivals in my day, I thought I had a pretty good idea about what to expect. As it turns out, I had no idea. Before I talk…

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A Visit to Glasshouse Brewing

When most glass repair shops close, usually another auto repair shop opens, or some other business that needs a large garage door. This time though, someone put a brewery in, and I am glad that they did! Located just off Liberty and Maple (on the west side of Ann Arbor), you’re greeted by a jewelry…

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Upper Hand Brewery to expand distribution into Minnesota [Press Release]

ESCANABA, Mich. – Upper Hand Brewery is excited to announce it will begin distribution throughout Minnesota in early 2017. Minnesota will be the third state where the young brewery’s beer will be available. Upper Hand’s current distribution footprint includes Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where the brewery calls home, and Northern Wisconsin. The brewery’s entire portfolio will…

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North Peak to release year-round MELLOW cherry beer [Press Release]

Dexter, MI – Stay Mellow. Tying into its Traverse City origin and to the “Up North” culture the brand stands for, it seems only fitting for North Peak to add a year-round cherry beer to its repertoire. Fortified by the fresh water of the Great Lakes and the sweet iconic flavors of Traverse City, Mellow…

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Where to Catch Pokemon While Drinking Beer: Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti

Pokemon Go! has turned into a pretty big deal since it’s launch earlier this summer. If you’re an avid player like me, and looking to catch all the pokemon, but would also like to relax and have a beer at the same time, I’ve been collecting some spots that you can do both! Patio seating…

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Grocery Stores & Taps in Ann Arbor

There are some pretty nice advantages to living in or near Ann Arbor. There’s no shortage of good restaurants, good bars and great breweries. Another trend that is starting up (that I absolutely LOVE), is that some high end grocery stores now have in store taps. There’s something to be said about getting your guests…

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